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Davy Burnaby

George Davy Burnaby (7 April 1881 – 18 April 1949) was a British actor who appeared in more than thirty films between 1929 and 1948. He was born in Buckland, Hertfordshire and made his screen debut in the 1929 film The Devil's Maze. He died on 18 April 1949, age 68, the same date as comedian Will Hay with whom he had previously acted.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 7th, 1881 (Buckland), Died April 18th, 1949

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 74176 12-in. approximately 11/9/1920 Daughters Davy Burnaby ; Willie Redstone ; Winter Garden Theatre Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 74178 12-in. approximately 11/9/1920 Coo Davy Burnaby ; Leslie Henson ; Willie Redstone ; Winter Garden Theatre Orchestra Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 75996 12-in. approximately August 1917 The D.S.O. and V.A.D. Alfred Lester Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 76677 12-in. approximately 10/29/1919 What's the matter with 59? Davy Burnaby ; Jacques Greebe ; Shaftesbury Theatre Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus vocalist  
Columbia 76678 12-in. approximately 10/29/1919 Green grass grew all round Dorothy Brunton ; Davy Burnaby ; Walter Catlett ; Jacques Greebe ; Shaftesbury Theatre Orchestra ; Ronald Squire Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 76681 12-in. approximately 10/29/1919 Tally ho! Davy Burnaby ; Walter Catlett ; Jacques Greebe ; Shaftesbury Theatre Orchestra Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Gramophone 0EA8132 10-in. 10/25/1939 Lords of the air Band of H. M. Coldstream Guards ; Dennis Noble ; James Causley Windram Band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burnaby, Davy," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105323.

Burnaby, Davy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105323.

"Burnaby, Davy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105323

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